Schuette Calls for Inspection, Repair of Line 5

Contact: Andrea Bitely, Megan Hawthorne; (517) 373-8060

August 30, 2017

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today released the following statement expressing concerns about new information confirming gaps in the protective coating of Line 5. Schuette joined the directors of DNR, DEQ, MAE and the State Police in calling for the immediate inspection of the areas around every anchor on Line 5, a report to the DNR and DEQ of any findings from the inspections, a copy of the video of the recent work performed on the pipeline, and repair within 30 days of any damage to the pipeline’s coating:

“I am greatly concerned by the gaps discovered on the outer protective coating of Line 5 and his calls for a thorough review. This underscores the need for my 5-point plan to protect the integrity of the Great Lakes.”